: Mary Ann Schoenberger wrote several great posts about a mosaic her organization, the Southwest Senior Center, built with the help of area residents both old and young. The beautiful creation, celebrating winter and winter cycling, is now complete and on display on the outside wall of the Bryant Avenue Market.
: Rabbi Michael Adam Latz of Southwest's synagogue posted near-daily reflections on his and his congregation's trip to Israel this summer.
: This fall and winter, Sarah Burgess gave her fellow Southwest Patch readers a peek at the life of a stay-at-home mom in several funny (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories.
: Chris Maddox, who originally hails from England, detailed the many adventures he has in the Midwest with his not-entirely-typical accent.
: Jenny Floria detailed life in a Minneapolis public school that's fallen victim—along with many other around Minnesota—to declining state aid for schools.